Hayleys Puritas wins Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship award
Hayleys Puritas Sath Diyawara (and its associated 'Going Beyond'
initiative) received the Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Award 2016
(AREA), in the Health Promotion and Social Empowerment categories, in
Rajitha Kariyawasan, Managing Director, Haycarb and Sharmila
Ragunathan, Director Puritas accepting the award from Tan
Sri Dr. Fong
Chan Onn, Chairman Enterprise Asia and Dato’ William Ng,
Enterprise Asia on behalf of the Hayleys Group.
AREA recognizes and honours the best and most deserving Asian
Businesses for championing sustainable and responsible entrepreneurship.
Winning the AREA is a recognition and independent endorsement of the
winners' organizational efforts to creating a culture of compassion and
The Awards were presented by Enterprise Asia, a non-governmental
organization in pursuit of creating an Asia that is rich in
entrepreneurship as an engine towards sustainable and progressive
economic and social development.
Hayleys Puritas Sath Diyawara, was launched by Puritas, the
environmental engineering arm and fully owned subsidiary of Haycarb PLC.
This project is now the principal CSR platform of Hayleys Plc with
multiple sectors of the Hayleys Group sponsoring the project that has
extended its scale and impact.
The objective of the program is to combat the rising prevalence of
CKD by leveraging the Company's expertise in water purification, to
prevent further spread of the disease whilst reversing the conditions of
the existing patients.
The Sath Diyawara was designed to provide a self-sustaining,
integrated solution for the communities in CKD affected areas.
The project includes a Reverse Osmosis water purification system,
distribution mechanism, effective waste management system, a knowledge
dissemination center, organic farming initiatives, efforts to encourage
good health and sanitation initiatives and livelihood development